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NGC Renews Anthology ‘Breakthrough’

National Geographic Channel has greenlit a second season of global anthology series “Breakthrough,” which brings to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and shows how they are changing our world. Debuting on Nov. 1, 2015, it is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Production has begun on the new season, which is slated to air in spring 2017 in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 45 languages, as well as on the Spanish language network Nat Geo Mundo.

Topics in the upcoming season will include addiction, cyberterror, drones, cancer, big data and energy.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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